Trip Planner:   USA  /  Illinois  /  DuPage County  /  Wheaton  /  Cantigny Park

Cantigny Park, Wheaton

4.8
Must see · Military Museum · Historic Site
Explore the grounds of Colonel Robert McCormick's 12 hectare (30 acre) estate at Cantigny Park. Upon his death in 1955, the World War I veteran's estate was donated to the McCormick Foundation for use as a public facility. Park your car for a small fee and gain access to a wide variety of indoor, outdoor, and educational activities. Watch the short welcome video inside the visitor center to learn more about the park's history and its current features. Stroll through the gardens containing over 160,000 perennials, annuals, trees, and flowering shrubs, as well as a world-class rose garden. Head to the tank park to view the large collection of armored vehicles dating from World War I to present day. Finally, try out the estate's 27-hole golf course, or visit one of the two museums. Go for a hike or grab a bite to eat at the restaurant on-site. Take a look at our Wheaton trip itinerary website to schedule your visit to Cantigny Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Create an itinerary including Cantigny Park
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Cantigny Park reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
573 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Took awesome engagement photos at Cantigny. Lots of flower settings to choose from. Great scenery. Benches everywhere. A favorite place to go for great garden and nature photos.  more »
  • There’s a lot to learn in this park, it’s really fascinating. I also like that they have a botanical garden. It’s a nice place to spend the day.  more »
Google
  • I have been there three times with different people and enjoyed it immensely. The mansion is a must see. Especially for those who like architecture. The guides give an excellent tour and really know their subject! This place was absolutely great and has a beautiful gardens as well. Very relaxing place.
  • This place is really cool. From the beautifully kept grounds and gardens, to the unique playground, to the awesome tanks and amazing museum, I could spend all day there with my kids. I have 2 boys so they particularly didn't want to leave the tank area. But so much to see and a great place that educates and honors the 1st Division! For anyone who appreciates the American military, our veterans, history in general, and particularly anyone with kids, I highly recommend a visit here!

Plan your trip to Wheaton

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Wheaton

See all ›
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Wheaton

4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Wheaton

5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.3
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Wheaton

5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
3.6
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Wheaton

4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Golf in Wheaton

4.2
Duration: 2 hours